The first 12 Space Elves appeared in the September 1987 flyer. They became RTO4 Eldar in early 1988, then 4301 Eldar Warriors in the 1988 catalogue, 071519 Eldar in 1989 and 071519 Eldar Guardians in the 1991 catalogue.
They were joined by 12 Command in March 1988. The Warriors / Guardians were expanded in late 1989 prior to the arrival of the Aspect Warriors in July 1990. The final all metal guardians were then released in December 1990.